Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating titles, part of After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting.
You created this animated opening title in a movie earlier in this lesson.…Well, it's okay but we can make it a lot fancier and that's what I would like to…show you in this Idea Corner.…Now, what I am already doing is using a null object to move all the title…elements as a group from their initial position off into this corner.…Since I'm done with that particular movement,…I don't have a need to see that null object anymore,…I am going to turn off the video switch for the null.…Null objects don't render any way. They don't give you a render time hit.…
They will never appear on the screen. It's just a matter of reducing clutter at our display.…Next, I don't like everyone being on at the same time because I'm forcing the…viewer to process all this visual information at the same time.…To lead them from one item to the next, I might stagger their appearance.…For example, I might decide that I do indeed want my station number and my bug…to be on from the very beginning of the composition. That's fine.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Preparing files
- Making parenting connections
- Arranging the frame and arm
- Using null objects
- Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
- Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
- Animating Fractal Noise
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and added an additional set of exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.